Talisker 25 year old
Delicious, appetisingly dry and fully mature. This beautifully orchestrated variation of Talisker has a lingering finish which cannot outstay its welcome.
This stunning whisky has spent most of it's 25 years of maturation in American oak hogsheads with some European oak refill casks.
Sweet banana dessert, oak wood combined with sea salted caramel. Floral heathery notes follow on with hints of rose petals, chili flavoured chocolate and citrus notes continue on. Subtly hints of smoke leans into a lovely sweetness.
Nose: Banana fritters, sea spray, old oak furniture, cider apples, a whiff of Frazzles, all held together with crumbly fudge notes.
Palate: Floral heather - perhaps a hint of rose too. Develops heavier notes of salted caramel, chilli chocolate, smoky barley and nectarines.
Finish: Smoke becomes sweet on the finish, with an undercurrent of cedar.